Eadweard James Muybridge, British-American photographer, 1889.
Plate taken from 'The Illustrated London News' 25 May 1889 showing... News Photo 9077091819th Century Style,Adult,Demonstrating,Domestic Animals,Eadweard Muybridge,Horse,Human Interest,Men,People,Photographer,Photography,Pioneer,Plate,Portrait,Riding,Shadow,Showing,UK,Vertical,Victorian StylePhotographer Science & Society Picture LibraryCollection: SSPL SSPL/Science MuseumUNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 21: Plate taken from 'The Illustrated London News', 25 May 1889 showing Muybridge lecturing at the Royal Society in London. After emigrating to America in 1852, Muybridge (1830-1904) became a professional photographer and was eventually appointed chief photographer for the United States government. In 1877, he used a series of still photographs to show that a trotting horse at times has all its feet off the ground, and in 1880 he devised the zoopraxiscope, a precursor of cinematography. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)